Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Layered Embossing 3 - Purple Floral Birthday


"In the middle of a world that has always been a bit mad, the cat walks with confidence."
                                                                         --------------Roseanne Anderson                                                           

Hi, Friends......

I have been super-inspired this week by the "Layered Embossing" Challenge over at MFP Speedy Fox and Friends.   I love this new-to-me technique of layering on the die cuts, etc before dry embossing.  This time I tried it using some scraps.  I was inspired by this card made by my friend, Karen Ladd, which used vertical strips of scraps for the background.  I always have tons of 1 inch strips in my scrap box because of all the simple notecard sets I make and (occasionally) sell locally.  (If you know me in real life, you doubtlessly have received many of these sets as gifts! Ha.)   

What I love most about this technique is that by dry embossing the items onto the background, you get such a cohesive and finished look to things. I just love this!!!


I have been working with my DCWV - The Solstice Stack a lot lately.  I inked the white edges of some pretty purple scraps from it with Distress Ink - Dusty Concord.  Then I glued and embossed them on to my background, using my Darice Interlocking Circles embossing folder.

TIP:  The embossing folder "tore" the purple cardstock in a few places, making the inner white core show through on the ridges.  But I did an easy touch up with my waterbrush and a bit of coordinating Distress Ink painted onto the white parts.  All fixed.  :)

Next I added some die cuts from my Inspired by Stamping - Fancy Labels 3 dies.  I selected this die set as a prize from IBS and I LOVE it so much!!  (THANKS, Joanna!)  I used a Happy Birthday stamp from the MFP - What a Fox stamp set and stamped it with Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet.  

A cluster of Prima flowers and a bow finished everything up.  Do you like it?  I LOVE it!!  

Hope your day is going well.  We are all still trying to get completely over the bugs that caught us.....but we'll get there eventually.....maybe by summer!  Ha.  

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #244 - Layered Embossing
2. Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge Jan 2015 - Anything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Something New
4. Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery Contest - January 2015
5. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippets Playground Week 159 

26 comments:

Vickie Y said...

Very pretty card; love the gorgeous colors. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Blog Challenge.

Stampsnob. said...

Such striking color Wonderful job on this challenge , thank for sharing at Speedy Fox and Friends MFP>>>>>>>>>>>>>Lis

Di said...

How lovely to see you back in the Playground Janis - and with such a vibrant and beautiful card! Great use of snippets :)

Hugs

Di xx

Barbara (C) said...

One of my favourite colour ranges....a very pretty card

Janis said...

Thank you, Vickie!! I love purple, but don't use it often in my cards for some reason. I need to more often!! :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Lis!! As you can see, I have been having way too much fun with this technique!! hehehe.... Thanks for your sweet comment.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Di!! When I saw this technique, I knew it would be perfect for snippets!!! So much fun, too!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Barbara! I appreciate your visit!!

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Janis

Mynn xx said...

Another beautiful creation! The purples and pink are just beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! Hope you join us again soon! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Jane said...

Lovely choice of colors! Thanks for joining us this week at MFP Blog challenge.

SARN said...

Lovely layered card xxx

wannabcre8tive said...

A very pretty card. Love the color. You did a great job on embossing the layers. Thank you for joining us for the Speedy Fox challenge.

kReN said...

Like the layout and the embossing on your cards. Those are the perfect little flowers.
Thanks for joining us this week at the MFP/SFF layered embossing challenge.
kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com
MFP/DT

Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous, luv all the awesome layers! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine! *~*

lisa808 said...

Ah, purple--my favorite color! Congrats on choosing the die set for your prize. Thanks for sharing your pretty card with us at IBS!

Janis said...

Thank you, Mynn!! Your kind comments are very encouraging!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Jane!! I appreciate your nice words!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much. Have a lovely week!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much! This technique is one I am going to be using often!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Kren!! I love picking out flowers for my cards. Thanks for mentioning them!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Teresa. It means a lot to me for you to take the time on your rounds to leave such a nice comment!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Lisa!! I just adore that set of dies. Thank you for your sweet words!!

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Janis

Karenladd said...

Oh my, this is much more beautiful than anything I've come up with so far using the paper strips. Embossing the strips adds so much to the final design! The purple is so rich and gorgeous!

Janis said...

You are tooooo sweet, Karen. Your cards are an amazing source of inspiration to me!!!

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Janis

Melissa Vandridge said...

Very nice job Janis! Love the purples :) Thank you for sharing on January 2015 Artistry Challenge. Winner of January's goodie bag will be announced on February 15, 2015.
Melissa - Vandicrafts

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Melissa!!! Purple is a favorite of mine, too!!!

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Janis